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FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 3:00pm PST
tomorrow. bye! note ♪ ♪ >> bret: hillary clinton chokes up and fires back during five hours of congressional testimony. over the attack in benghazi, libya. so what did we learn? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. amid accusations of a coverup, incompetence and inaction, secretary of state hillary clinton defended her handling of the september 11 assault on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya, while accepting responsibility as head diplomat. we have coverage. brit hume looks at the hearings and the questioners. chief white house correspondent ed henry focuses on what the president was doing during and after the attack. we begin with the chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel. at times, somber and at times combative hillary clinton. good evening. >> bret. good evening. more than four months after the benghazi attack, lawmakers are given a chance to question secretary of state clinton about what went wrong. who is to blame. and how to prevent future attacks like this one. >> days before she is due to leave the post, secretary of sta
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
to all. good night, everyone. be careful out there tonight. let's do this. >> kimberly: happy new >> bret: g.o.p. fury erupts over the senate fiscal cliff bill. will the house try to amend that bill? if so, what happens next? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. happy new year. here in washington, the first day of 2013 is looking a lot like the last day of 2019. what started out with hope and optimism for a deal, devol ofed quickly to uncertainty about the way forward. i'm talking about the fiscal cliff bill. we look like at the fiscal cliff, the house republicans are meeting to chart a way forward. the senate passed legislation with overwhelming support this morning. the fiscal cliff legislation. when it made its way across the capitol to the republican controlled house, g.o.p. lawmakers immediately expressed concern about the lack of spending cuts. with the house majority leader publicly and bluntly stating he does not support the bill and the republicans are still at this time, as you look live behind the doors meeting at this hour, they are planning
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm EST
: down to five seconds. thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. >> bret: a bipartisan plan for immigration reform. is this the one thing washington can come together on? politics and the policy. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. almost everyone in washington agrees the immigration system is broken. and needs fixing. but forget the small print. no one could even agree on the major points. now, that may be changing. chief political correspondent carl cameron tells us about a proposal that might actually have a chance. >> day before the president unveils the immigration reform plan in las vegas, bipartisan group of senators laid down the framework on the controversial issue. >> we do not want immigration as a wedge issue. much rather we want a bipartisan bill that solves the problems and becomes law. >> four democrats joined four republicans including arizona senator john mccain, top g.o.p. advocate for immigration reform for years. influential freshman senator florida of cuban descent. >> i live surrounded by immigrants. my neighbors are
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm PST
think we will really resolve, though. >> bret: that's right and we will resolve. it at least will be 2013 by the time we deal with all of this. a.b., happy new year. thanks for joining us tonight. >> the thanks, bret. stand by. we will restart in just a moment with the latest on the fiscal cliff. >>> this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier live in washington. we are following what is developing to be the beginnings of a deal. we heard of a deal all day long between senator mitch mcconnell, the senate minority leader and vice president joe biden. they have been talking nonstop about trying to come to some conclusion. a little bit of a scaled back version of the original grand bargain to deal with the expiring bush era tax cuts and also to deal with the impending sequester, the across-the-board cuts that would hit the pentagon and also domestic spend ising. they have according to the white house and senate republicans reached a deal but vice president biden is up on the senate side right now behind closed doors trying to convince some skeptical senate democrats to sign on to t
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
: that is it for "the five." sigh you tomorrow. >> bret: is it common sense to prevent mass shooting or gun control measures? there are signals that the president might not wait for permission from congress to start. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. what to do about gun violence that left 20 children dead is front and center tonight. vice president biden began his work to find solutions. he hinted that president obama might not wait for congress before taking action. political correspondent carl ram ron. >> they opened the first meeting with victim and gun safety groups and recalled the rampage that killed 20 children. in connecticut last month. >> i don't think anything touched the heart of the american people profoundly, seeing the young children. >> the president promised quick response in wake of the attack and biden said the legislative and executive actions are possible. insiders say he could present findings next week. mr. obama indicated support for among other things ban on assault weapons. new restrictions on magazines and loophole free background check. national da
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
." thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> bret: analysts on the left and the right are calling president obama's second inaugural address the most liberal speech he delivered in office. one apologetic progressive agenda. the question now: will he get it through? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ you are looking live at the inaugural parade. those are the wind river dancers from wyoming. as they are passing right before the president at the reviewing stands. they are on pennsylvania avenue. right in front of the white house. inaugural parade continuing. you are looking live at the first family looking on. this has been continuing all afternoon. you will see that. as it continues through the show. nation and capitol came together for a while. beauty and the grand your of the republic, the transfer of power in this case continuing with the same administration. barack obama beginning swearing allegiance to the constitution. imploring washington to find common ground. what he wants the common ground to look like is another matter. he laid out a progressive agenda. chief
FOX News
Jan 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: a new congress. new downgrade threat. new battle. three days in to the new year. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. a new congress sworn in today is getting ready for a familiar fight up against a new deadline. the way divided government washington worked or not worked in recent months. an american dream is in peril because of the growing deficit and national debt. senate majority leader talked about spending reductions, balanced with revenue from the wealthiest in the country. the messages could not be different. but the fight is the same. senior white house correspondent wendell goler has the lead story. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell welcomed the new congress and presented the lawmakers with an old problem. >> either we stackal the nation's spending problem. or it will tackle us. that simple. >> hours before president obama signed the tax deal aimed to keep the nation from sliding off the fiscal cliff, mcconnell says the agreement settles the revenue debate for good with the rich now
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> bret: with al-qaeda expanding in african and iran, john kerry auditions for secretary of state. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the man who wants to be the president top diplomat stated his case to a friendly group of senators today. john kerry made it clear he knows he will have his hands full. just today, north korea said it would conduct another nuclear test and suggested it intend to have missiles to deliver warheads to the u.s.. the fighting in syria intensified in damascus today. there is still a lot of mystery surrounding last week's hostage siege in algeria. france is ramping up the presence in the fight against islamic terrorist in mali. and the mideast is still the middle east, with the speckor of a nuclear iran and what israel might do to stop it. mike emanuel tells us the easiest part for kerry will likely be the confirmation process. >> in a dangerous world where al-qaeda finds new places to operate, the second term of the obama administration will face numerous foreign policy challenges. >> usama bin laden in documents that
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
and happy new year. >> bret: this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier live in washington. here is what we can report four hours from 2013. the country will officially go over the so-called fiscal cliff tonight. congress will miss a midnight deadline. it was deadline politician in the nation's capitol set up to be so unappealing. so unacceptable that both sides would have to budge. both sides would have to come to a better, more balanced deficit and debt deal. it's hard to believe but that was almost two years ago. and now, with the clock winding down to the end of to 12, and the end of the fiscal cliff deadline, not a single piece of legislation has passed congress on this. at this hour, vice president biden is set to meet with senate democrats. you are looking live just outside of capitol hill there. we are waiting for his arrival. he will be meeting with senate democrats in hopes of ironing out a mini deal. is he actually trying to sell it to several key democratic senators who are skeptical to say the least. a big union leaders is weighing in as well. is he not happy with what he has h
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
's it for us. bye. thank you for watching. ♪ >> bret: triumph and tragedy for algeria for those held hostage by islamist militants. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with the latest on the fluid situation, the hostage situation in algeria. we're awaiting for word on the fate of several americans held by terrorists. two others from the u.s. are safe tonight after a daring escape. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is at the pentagon again tonight with what is happening right now. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. the algeria rescue appears to be over but the fate of several americans remains unclear. fox news learned two american survivors are en route to london right now. b.p. chartered a flight out of algeria for the plea employees, some of whom narrowly escaped death. kidnappers said they took dozens of hostages at the b.p. oil and gas facility in response to algeria, giving the french permission to fly to neighboring mali where the french troops are trying to push back to al-qaeda-linked rebels. >> instability in m
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
immigration reform? this is "special report." ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. for the second day in a row we begin with a new plan to fix america's immigration system. monday, group of bipartisan senators shared their though thoughts. today was president obama's term to unveil his proposal this time in glitzy las vegas. is one of plans deserving of a roll of a dice, or will congress eventually cash out again? white house correspondent wendell goler reports from sin city. >> a speech intended to pressure congress to take up immigration reform was partly rewritten to applaud bipartisan proposal announced by eight senators the day before. >> the good news is that for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tack thi tackle this pm together. >> president stopped short of endorsing the senate plan because aides say the legislation hasn't been written. they say the principle mirror his own. but the critics aren't so sure. the biggest difference is that mr. obama's plan would give a faster path to citizenship for the 11 million people already in the country
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
today was culture of it. just look at the viewers and wave. goodbye. ♪ >> bret: some americans are free. others are still held hostage and at least one is believed to be dead in north africa. trying to separate the facts from the fiction in a fluid terrorist situation in algeri algeria. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin again tonight with the confusing and often contradictory information we are getting out of algeria regarding the fate of hostages held by islamist terrorists. earlier reports that the ordeal was over was premature. we are told some americans are safe. some are still hostage and at least one is dead. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is with an update of still breaking story. good evening. >> good evening. one american has been killed at the b.p. oil complex. the u.s. officials identified him as frederick boutaccio, texas resident that had an heart attack when algerians attempted a rescue yesterday. u.s. officials recovered his remains on friday and notified his family. tonight the standoff is ongoing and dangerous fo
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
's it for "the five." >> bret: should a government drowning in a sea of red ink take on more help to victims of the superstorm sandy? that is a battle right now on the floor of the house of representatives. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ good evening. i'm bret baier. right now, behind me, the house is engaged in a battle that serves as a microcosm for epic struggle of the nation's soaring debt. on one side, the president, democrats and some republicans from the region affected who want to spend billions helping storm victims. on the other, other republicans who say much of the money many this latest bill is targeted elsewhere. and that any funds should be offset with cuts. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel has update tonight from capitol hill. good evening,be mike. >> reporter: good evening. with debt and spending expected to be the major fight for much of the year, today it is disaster relief money for the northeast following sandy. that is in the middle of the struggle. >> tragedy like hurricane sandy shouldn't be used as an excuse for a grab bag of spending having nothing
FOX News
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
out of here. thank you for watching. see you back here tomorrow. >> bret: the nra calls a meeting with the vice president less about keeping america's children safe and more about attacking the second amendment. the pushback is firm. even before task force releases the recommendations. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: vice president heard from the other side today. yesterday he talked to sum porters of expanding it. today he heard from folks who see the right to own guns birthright. biden and the task force made up their minds on several points. carl call ron tells us of the ongoing culture class over guns. >> the second force of task force meeting aimed at new laws, regulation about executive orders to curb mass shootings, joe biden accelerated the timetable and told sportsman and pro-gun group including the nra common ground could be found. >> the president said, even if what we do only saves one life it make sense. we can do a great deal without imposing on or impinging on the rights that the second amendment guarantees. >> this comes a day after he said to work aroun
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
you for watching. see you tomorrow. >> bret: a u.s. senator suggests delaying confirmation of new cia director until he gets answers about the benghazi terror attack. he is here to explain. meanwhile, one of the few suspects in that attack walks. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the already troubled investigation in to september's deadly terror attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya, suffered another set-back. tunisia man suspected of involvement, has been released from custody. we'll get reaction shortly from one of the administration's biggest critics on the issue. first, national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the story from the pentagon. >> four months to the day since ambassador chrissteins and three others were killed in a terror attack on the u.s. benghazi mission, one of the only suspects in custody has been released. 26-year-old, tunisia detained in turkey was released by tunsen court due to lack of evidence according to the lawyer. he was present in the attack on the u.s. mission, fox news reported in november. base
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
.m. >> andrea: plug this show. tomorrow at 5:00. >> greg: i will. >> bret: a federal appeals court says president obama broke the law when he went around the senate and put liberals on a key government panel. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ good evening i'm bret baier. major setback today for president obama's effort to stack a key government board with like-minded people but without senate approval. chief white house correspondent ed hyperion a federal appeals court say nothing to the president. over picks for the national labor relations board. a ruling that could have big implications. >> reporter: as he rolled out dennis mcdonough, president obama hoping for a smooth start to the second term. instead, brushed back by a federal appeals court, rulings wherely he violated the constitution last year. >> it was just a huge massive overstep of executive power. unconstitutional power grab. >> it semis from dramatic election year showdown where the president bypassed the senate and put three picks on the national labor relations board, using the recess appointments on january 4, 2012. pow
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
: they tell me i have to go. but we'll see you tomorrow instead. thank you for watching. >> bret: a short term the wrong way. the economy slinks bringing on fears of a new recession. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. hard slap in the face tonight from reality. economy thought to be improving shocked experts and shrank in the final months of last year. huge falloff from gain last summer. white house correspondent wendell goler with an explanation and reaction. >> less than two weeks after the president said in the second inaugural address that an economic recovery had begun, the commerce department said not so fast. the biggest drop in defense spending in 40 years combined with a decline in exports and slow growth in company stock piles slashed economic growth from 3.1% in the third quarter to minus 1/10th in the fourth. first negative quarter since 2009. white house downplayed the report and gave the republicans part of the blame. >> home prices are starting to climb back. consumer confidence overall has been rising and consumer spending is rising. but th
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
weekend in football. championship weekend. >> dana: go broncos. >> bret: go broncos. >> bret: game over. vice president biden wraps up the task force focusing on video games, as a grass roots movement for second amendment rights grows across the country. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the vice president effort to reduce gun violence focused today on what some believe is the big cause. violent video games. that put all kind of weapons in the virtual hands of impressionable people. fox team coverage tonight. chief political correspondent carl cameron looks at how the talk of gun control is playing in a country that loves guns. but we begin with white house correspondent wendell goler with the connection between the games people play and the things people do. good evening, wendell. >> going. early next week, vice president biden will give the president recommendations on how to prevent incidents like the newtown school massacre. with time running out there is little agreement about what to do. >> a day after talks with the gun owner groups tha
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
be seeing some real impact. >> absolutely, bret. i think it is just a point, i mean although many legislators have said that this puts some certainty into addressing our economic troubles. in fact it doesn't at all. as you pointed out, the debt ceiling debate is up for review. so that is when you can real le start to see a lot of the bigger players not only in stocks but also bonds the ones who are lending the u.s. government all this money really start to take its toll and we have question investors are reluctant to invest when things are done on a last minute ad hoc basis as has been the case for this congress. >> bret: as more markets open around the world we would like to get your thoughts as we continue our coverage of the fiscal cliff legislation on the house floor live here on fox news channel. and nancy pelosi speaking on the house floor. stick around. >>> they want us to strengthen the middle class. >> bret: this is a fox news alert. you are looking live at capitol hill. the dome light is on because congress is in session. and on the house floor they are now debating the
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
. in the latest scenario maybe 11 to 11:15 p.m. eastern. >> bret: okay. chad pergram with some so-so news if we have to hang around that long for this vote we will see. we will head back for all the latest. thank you. stand by we're watching all the fiscal cliff action on capitol hill. this is is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier live in washington. >>> let's listen in to congressman dryer quickly and then i will bring in the panel tonight. >> kind remarks and with that i reserve the balance of my time. >> the gentleman reserves injuries the gentleman from new york. >> i'm pleased to yield two minutes to the gentleman from colorado. >> the colorado from colorado is recognized for two minutes. >> i want to acknowledge the long service of our chair in the house and that could well be the last time we have the opportunity to debate here on the house floor and i wish him well 86 want to express my gratitude to the great patriotism of colleagues democratic and republican particularly those in their lame duck period who have chose ton stay around and work right up to the final hour of the contract wit
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
for watching. see you tomorrow, everybody. >> bret: the partying is over. now the president and congress prepare for battle. over the debt, the deficit and spending. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. if there is a hanimoon at all for president obama in the second term, it could be four months. that is how long the house republicans want to extend the debt limit with a many strings attached bill that has the critics cowering on both sides of the aisle. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel at the capital tonight. >> reporter: house leaders are planning a vote tomorrow to increase borrowing authority through may 18. i would include the house and senate pass resolutions by april 15. if it's not passed it would withhold the salaries putting them in escrow. resistance to the debt limit vote so far comes from the rank and file house conservatives. >> we have half a budget, but raising the debt ceiling for a budget to be named later is to me something i probably won't be able to vote for. >> if you raised it for three months unconditionally, three
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm EST
: putting up a cartoon that nobody can read. >> bob: you jumped on the bible. >> bret: president obama's pick to run the pentagon says believe me now and forget what i said before. in a hearing that even his supporters are conceding did not go so well. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening i'm bret baier. the man who wants to lead america's military was in full retreat today before a senate committee. defense secretary nominee chuck hagel spent much of today's confirmation hearing walking back earlier statements that had several of his former colleagues questioning whether he is the right man for the job. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel shows us what happens in what was at times a heated and other times awkward confirmation hearing. >> after two months of public chrissy. over the nomination to be secretary of defense, chuck hagel struggled to reassure senators he's up to the job and not soft on iran. >> i am committed to the president's goal of preventing iran obtaining nuclear weapon. as i have been on record on that issue. as i said in past, many time
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
you back here tomorrow. ♪ ♪ >> bret: is president obama deliberating picking a fight over his national security team? this is special report. >> bret: good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama is filling out his national security roster with a pair of controversial nominees whose confirmation is anything but secure. brit hume looks at the record of former republican senator chuck hagel the president's pick to run the pentagon. jennifer griffin on the first enlisted soldier to be so hoorpd katherine heritage tells us john brennan's road may be a little bumpy. let's begin with wendall goler. >> good evening. president obama is nominating the former republican senator to be secretary of defense and 25-year veteran of the c.i.a. to head the agency. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protect the country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible. >> but hagel's selection grew more criticism and the choice of john brennan threatened to raise questions about water boarding that he didn't want to answer when he was considered four years ago. had a ha ge
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
for watching. again, we'll have a great year. fun this year. thanks for watching. >> bret: major drama in the halls of congress. this time it isn't fiscal cliff related. this is "special report." >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. to say the last three days on capitol hill has beenty multious, tense, packed with drama might be an understatement. toe was the last day of the 112 congress. it ended with shouting. this time, over the hurricane sandy aid bill. lawmakers from new york and new jersey call the lack of progress, failing to get t a vote, a disaster. shannon bream sorts it all out. >> the most disgraceful action i have seen since i have been here. >> disaster on top of a disaster. >> house republicans who oppose quick package of the sandy aid bill are blasted from both sides of the aisle. pew lawmakers like california isssa say they would never vote for a bill with pet projects that having no to do with those devastated by the storm. >> the senate didn't do their job. they sent us pork and they left town. that was wrong. >> critics of the senate bill that was going to be brok
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> bret: while his vice president prepares to release recommendation from the gun task force, president obama on the debt ceiling said he will not negotiate while republicans "hold a gun to the head of the american people." this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. president obama declares the health of the american people is not a bargaining chip. the president warns against the prospect of what he called republicans holding the economy hostage. over the debt ceiling. it was the primary focus of the last news conference of his first term. we have fox team coverage. seep your political analyst brit hume will have analysis of that event. correspondent shannon bream tells us about another big topic today. gun control. we begin with white house correspondent wendell goler on the partisan tone over the debt. good evening, wendell. >> good evening. >> bret: the party that doesn't control the white house is rarely happy about raising the debt ceiling. >> reporter: recent years a genuine threat not to do so. >> raising the nation's debt ceiling, the president tol
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
for watching. see you tomorrow. >> bret: this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier in washington. at least three americans are among hostages held at this hour by islamic militants in algeria tonight. the kidnappings are apparently out growth of western intervention in mali. we have fox team coverage. we begin in london where greg palkot has the latest. >> there is a standoff going on in a veeria. algeria security is on one side. al-qaeda linked militants on the other. foreigners, including americans, caught in the middle. >> this is a target, the first dangerous fall-out from a french military operation against islamists in mali. natural gas complex in algeria, attacked by the al-qaeda linked militants today. two people were reportedly killed including one citizen. dozens of foreigners were kidnapped including three americans taken hostage. >> the best information we have at this time is that the u.s. citizens are among the hostages. i hope you understand to protect their safety i won't get in to numbers. >> they could not ensure the hostages' safety. he is accused of smuggling across africa as
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
and jack lew for treasury. that is a big deal in the weeks ahead. bret: it is a tradition. these nominations have been out there and but they are formally made it to the senate so they can hope that the senate will move forward in the days ahead and confirm his new cabinet. as you know, there could be some roadblocks there. questions republicans about jack lew being nominated for treasury secretary. they are not happy about the way some of the budget negotiations have gone in the past. of course, the debt ceiling in that debate will be hanging over those hearings. john kerry coming in, nominee for secretary of state. as chris mentioned, hillary clinton will be testifying on capitol hill, both the house and senate leader on benghazi. a lot of lingering questions on now. finally coming you mentioned chuck hagel as well. a lot of questions for him and his stance towards iran and israel. he has already asked so many of those questions on the sidelines. certainly it is usual that the president gets picked a cabinet. it is certainly republicans will have their questions. megyn:
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >>bret: the defining moment is the inaugural address. we are told it will be forward-looking. aides say it will emphasize the founding values. tenth, chief washington correspondent on what we have heard before and will likely hear tomorrow. >> the more things hope and change, the more they stay the same. >> our economy is badly weakened and health care is too costly and schools fail to many. these are the indications of crisis. a nagging fear that america's decline is inevitable and the next generation must lower its sights. >> the speech he could give word for word again right now because so little has changed. in that speech he talks about wanting to end two wars, too many people are out of work, reaching out to the muslim world, reforming our schools. there are all kinds of redundancies he can thought go back to. >> supporters including his most ardent factor, hold the view the second address will be fundamentally different from the first address, not because he is hemmed if by similarities between today and four januaries ago but because the nation is in a fundamentally different pl
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
>>> this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier live in washington. a senior democratic source saying the white house has a deal with republicans to avoid the fiscal cliff. a deal in the senate. however, there are still some questions about senate democrats which is why vice president biden s now and capitol hill we are told by sources to essentially get some of the liberal democrats to sign on to the deal avoiding the fiscal cliff. as you look live at the capitol dome, the light on top of the dome is lit because the congress s in session. but we haven't seen the piece of legislation move forward, the specifics. as you look live, vice president biden walked into the democratic caucus meeting there just beyond where the reporters are standing there by the microphones and said happy new year, happy new year, isn't it great that you all are here tonight. so what about this deal that is shaping up? the house will not be taking it up tonight. they have adjourned for the night and they will reconvene in 2013. actually you noon tomorrow the house will come back. essentially the u.s. will go over the fiscal
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
entitlement culture helped decide the election. that's moments away. >> bret: this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier live in washington as we take a live look at the house floor. this is congressman david drier, is he the chairman of the house rules committee. the house is getting ready to debate what's called the rule, getting ready to put forward the senate bill dealing with the fiscal cliff. there was a back and forth all day today about whether conservatives in the house would let that go forward. but it looks like this will happen. let's listen in to congressman drier. >> similarly, this notion of approaching a deadline and trying to deal with an issue is something that happens in this institution and this is another example where that's the case. the issues that we are attempting to address tonight with this vote are as important as they are challenging the range of ideas proposed as the solutions are as desperate as are numerous. this body like our nation has been deeply divided over how to proceed. under these circumstances, an agreement has been extraordinarily allusive. we all
FOX News
Jan 3, 2013 8:00am PST
, that is the highest number yet. bret baier is joining us for a look at what we can expect out of the 113th. bret? >> hi, jon. the 113th congress is now in session. at 12 noon, straight up, it is now the new congress in the house. the house clerk has just, essentially, called the house to order, and the clerk, karen haas, has convened the house. you're looking there at the senate, actually, and they're saying a prayer at the beginning of the 113th congress as you look live at the senate. both sides have these -- and there's a prayer at the 113th start of the house. you know what? let's listen in to this if you don't want -- don't mind. >> significant day when once again we celebrate the peaceful transition of democratic government. though many return from the 112th congress, this people's house is a new legislative assembly. may the service of all the members here gathered give you glory and acquit well the charge entrusted to them by their fellow citizens. give each member an abundance of wisdom, knowledge and understanding that today might know best how to proceed in the work they have to do as
Jan 3, 2013 9:00am PST
lyndon, utah, we have bret and john and their kids, brawn, drake and karsten. >> hi. >> how did you guys come up with this idea? because it's brilliant? >> the concept of the kids' stories come with kid history. >> that's a pocket. he's a mermaid. >> i don't want that again. >> can you describe the process? >> we just let the kids go, and they make stuff up. >> this is where you put your foot to get it moving. >> you mean the pedal? >> yes. >> they'll give us five minutes worth of stuff. we canay back on the ipad to mimic it. >> how much fun do you have doing this with your dad? >> a lot. >> makes up weird stuff and i just try to go along with it. >> we've used these kids a lot but not too much, because we don't need any child stars in the family. >> do the conversations between the kids get so weird you have to cut some stuff off? >> definitely. some kids go on and on. it makes sense to them, but it doesn't make sense to anybody else. >> what happens -- what is -- >> is this your 24/7 job? >> no. we do have somebody who does do this full time for us. bret and i have some businesses toge
Jan 13, 2013 10:00am PST
in "wall street journal" by its foreign affairs columnist bret stephens. he leveled a charge against the former senator, one of the first full throated defenses of hagel came in the "daily beast" from the editor of that website's blog and the author of the "crisis of zionism." joining me now bret stephens and peter beinart. brett, let's start with you, you essentially accused chuck hagel of being an anti-semite. >> i said there was an odor of prejudice. >> what evidence do you have thats is the case? >> he had this famous statement that i'm sure you heard several times by now about the jewish lobby intimidating a lot of people. a lot of that discussion about that quote had to do with this line, the jewish lobby. as opposed to say the pro-israel lobby which is a very diverse collection of organizations. some of them with very different motives. what got me really wasn't so much the adjective, although i found the adjective odd, it was the verb, intimidates. chuck hagel for 12 years was a senator from the state of nebraska. i looked it up. there are about 6,100 jews in the state of neb
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Jan 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
a lot. good to see you. see you back here tomorrow. ♪ ♪ >> bret: is president obama deliberating picking a fight over his national security team? this is special report. >> bret: good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama is filling out his national security roster with a pair of controversial nominees whose confirmation is anything but secure. brit hume looks at the record of former republican senator chuck hagel the president's pick to run the pentagon. jennifer griffin on the first enlisted soldier to be so hoorpd katherine heritage tells us john brennan's road may be a little bumpy. let's begin with wendall goler. >> good evening. president obama is nominating the former republican senator to be secretary of defense and 25-year veteran of the c.i.a. to head the agency. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protect the country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible. >> but hagel's selection grew more criticism and the choice of john brennan threatened to raise questions about water boarding that he didn't want to answer when he was considered fo
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Jan 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
cetera a lot weakened than from they were at the beginning of the fight after election day. >> bret: the fiscal cliff legislation it appears has passed. we are waiting for the official tally. but they have well surpassed now the votes needed to pass this piece of legislation. it now goes on to the president to be signed into law. as the vote is tallied we are waiting for the gavel to come down. this ends a back and forth over the last two days new year's eve into new year's day that has been tense on capitol hill to say the least. >>> taking you now to fox news to the house floor. let's listen in. waiting for the final gavel as the house passes the legislation. to avoid the fiscal cliff. the senate passed the legislation early in the morning. the house has now done the same. votes are in. and it is completely a lopsided vote. however, you can see the republicans are outnumbed in their support by double. >> on this vote yeas 257, nays 167. the motion is adopted. without occasion. >> and with that it's official. that the house has moved this piece of legislation. now we'll got to the
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Jan 8, 2013 11:00am EST
to bret baier coming up. dagen: alabama's big moment in the spotlight. oh, the people came running on twitter. connell: joining us from vegas is nick cannon. a lot coming up. speaking of markets, low back current fees. ♪ >> at 21 minutes past the hour, i have your fox news minute. border tensions rising after pakistani rulers killed two. violating a cease-fire that has been held for nearly a decade. the outbreak of violence is the second in three days. the area is divided. chicago police have opened a homicide investigation into the death of a $425,000 lottery winner last summer. he died of cyanide poisoning and not natural causes. he had urged medical examiners to re-examine the case. the girlfriend of the alabama quarterback twitter account blew up. she went from 2000 twitter followers to 104,000. alabama pete notre dame 42-14. those are your headlines. connell: thank you very much. dagen: i want to know what you think of this whole thing. connell: looking live at this alabama. maybe he was not overly enthusiastic after all. some people are suggesting that was a bit of a weird
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Dec 31, 2012 8:00pm PST
will. >> still ahead some thoughts on 2013 from shepherd smith, bret baier and fox and friends team and pat benetar shares one of her popular songs. >> and from the heart of broadway to our stage. >> what? >> what? >> i told you, it's warm tonight. it's okay. >> a million people are here and we're with you and home, too. happy new year, everybody. we roll on, straight ahead on 2013 on the fox news channel. >> hi, looking forward to seeing you guys soon. happy holidays, to taco tuesday crew. shout out to las vegas. >> hi this, is anthony welsh from kabul afghanistan. shout out to my wife and daughter. happy holidays and i hope to see you soon. >> [ cellphone chirping ] [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit >>> happy new year we're off today as you know. fox sports studio b and people who run fox sports studio b. the people i work are off today. most of them. sorry. bu
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